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Rajasthan: 23 per cent new newly elected MLAs have criminal cases against them, says report

The report said 158 (79 per cent) of newly elected MLAs are 'crorepatis' compared to 145 (73 per cent) in 2013.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 14, 2018 6:45 IST ]
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Criminal cases against Rajasthan MLAs 

According to a report issued by Rajasthan Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) - the NGOs, as many as 46, or 23 per cent, of the newly elected MLAs in Rajasthan have declared criminal cases against themselves. Twenty-eight MLAs are facing serious criminal cases including charges related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, it said.

One charge related to murder was declared by Congress MLA Parsadi Lal from Lalsot constituency, while four others, all from Congress, have declared cases related to attempt to murder.

The Congress has 25 (25 per cent) of its 99 MLAs, who have declared criminal cases against themselves.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has 12 (16 per cent) of its 73 MLAs and the BSP has two (33 per cent) of its six MLAs with declared criminal cases.

Similarly, the Congress has 16 (16 per cent) MLAs, BJP has seven (10 per cent) and BSP two (33 per cent), who declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

The report said 158 (79 per cent) of newly elected MLAs are 'crorepatis' compared to 145 (73 per cent) in 2013.

As many as 82 MLAs from Congress, 58 from BJP, 11 independent and five from BSP have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.

The average asset per MLA in the new Rajasthan Assembly is Rs 7.39 crore, the report revealed. The average assets of 199 MLAs analysed in 2013 was Rs 5.81 crore.

Two MLAs, however, did not declared their source of income.

About 59 (30 per cent) MLAs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 129 (65 per cent) MLAs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.

There are seven MLAs who have declared themselves to be just literate.

Out of 199 MLAs, 23 (12 per cent) are women. In 2013, the number of women MLAs was 28 (14 per cent).

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